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by Electronic Arts
 Ages 7 and Over
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (554 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard
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  • Creative and customizable world that offers unique gameplay benefit
  • all with a fun tactile interface
  • Mold your city as a casino resort, manufacturing hub, educational enclave, and more

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / 7 / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 7 and Over
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B00B47CP9W
  • Release Date: 21 May 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (554 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 424 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard

Product Description

Power to Change a World Together


The defining city simulation is back! Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar—but at the expense of your Sims’ health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims’ lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit!


  • Constructible Worlds —Creative and customizable world that offers unique gameplay benefits, all with a fun tactile interface.

  • Sims Matter—The Sims in your city speak to you directly and it’s up to you to respond to their needs. Will you listen and be the toast of the town? Or abuse your power for fame and fortune?

  • Specialize in What You Love—Mold your city as a casino resort, manufacturing hub, educational enclave, and more, and then watch as a unique look and feel spread throughout your city.

  • Multiplayer— Build a region with friends for the first time! Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity™ World.

  • GlassBox Engine—SimCity™ introduces GlassBox, the revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a boxed DVD-ROM, not a digital copy.

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    417 of 427 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars What a wasted opportunity 23 Mar. 2013
    By Matt
    Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
    Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
    Well I've had the game a while now and think I know it well enough to write a review.

    I'll get back to the server issues later, and start off with reviewing how the game plays. It's quite fun to begin with. The cities look pretty good when the graphics are turned up to Ultra, and combine with high quality sound to provide a pretty immersive experience. It's easy to get into thanks to a nice little tutorial, and it won't be long before you had a pretty decent sized town constructed. You'll make mistakes early on and probably run out of money before you manage to provide your sims with all the services they demand to keep them happy. The learning curve is very gentle and by the time you're on to your third or fourth city you'll have a good idea how to avoid most of the avoidable pitfalls, and how to make a good profit.

    A lot has been made of the limited city size, and while I did find it frustrating not having room to be creative, or fit in many of the buildings I wanted, in other ways I actually enjoyed the limitations and having to make decisions about how I wanted to specialise my city. If the game came with a variety of map sizes we could have the best of both worlds, but unfortunately that is not the case. Anyone wanting to create a sprawling metropolis like in previous versions will be disappointed. Aslo, for a game the on the whole looks pretty nice, high density cities look a little odd when stuck out in the middle of nowhere.

    The small city size is somewhat made up for by the regional play. You can create complementary cities in a region to balance out what services you didn't manage to fit in your first city.
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    342 of 370 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Sim Cul-de-sac - how bad could it be? 11 Mar. 2013
    By Ben UK
    Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
    Fans have been waiting over 10 years - and we did not expect a step BACK in Sim City!

    Those of us who anticipated the arrival of sim city 5 have most likely paid attention and realized that it would not be the game of our dreams.
    But no matter how low your expectations - nothing can prepare you for this.

    First problem: The Online Dreaded Rights Management (DRM)

    For Milenia people have been able to sell the things they dont want anymore - allowing those on a tighter budget to enjoy some of the benefits too. But online DRM brings an end to all that allowing EA to rake it in instead.

    Now onto the technical issues: After completing the tutorial I was surprised that I could not 'claim' a city to get working on. It turned out that I had to manually select my own server (some oceanic one)before working on my own city for a few hours.

    After work I re-launched the game only to find that the server it was in was full and that I could not access my city at all - several hours work locked away and unacessable because EA did not expect so many people to buy the game.

    Now - after an update I only have to wait 20 minutes before I can access my new city server.
    These DRM problems lie ontop of any internet connection issus you may already have - or desire to build cities while on the train.

    Second Problem: CANNOT actually join with friend through Origin
    I thought I would at least make use of the only positive reason for online DRM and join with a friend so we could game together in a region. In Steam I search for a friend - send an invite - they accept and we game.
    In origin - you search for a friend, send an invite - and nobody receives it - ever. I therefore cannot even play online with a friend!!
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    By Miss L
    Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
    Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
    I bought this game on the 8th of March for £40. Had the same problems as everyone else; couldn't get on the servers despite only wanting to play single player, losing games when I eventually managed to get on the servers and just being kicked off when the server lost connection.

    The fact that you have to be connected to the internet is ridiculous. I want to be unsociable and play by myself and yet I still need to connect up! As others have pointed out you haven't really bought this game - you've rented it for as long as EA see fit to keep the servers up and running.

    Despite all this I thought I would save my review until the issues had been fixed and I could have a proper play of the game how it was intended. I WAS DISAPPOINTED! The map is absolutely tiny - it took me about an hour to nearly fill it and then I spent another hour doing nothing, just waiting for the extremely slow 'fast' time speed to progress enough so that some of my buildings became high rises. After this it just seemed to lose all of the fun. I wasn't able to create the city I wanted and be creative because there simply wasn't the space. No doubt they will go the same way as 'The Sims' and create expansion packs for extra content that should have featured in a game they charged you £40 for. I for one will not be buying them and financing a company that cares more about profit than its customers.

    I am actually kicking myself that I was stupid enough to buy this game on release day and not check reviews. What a waste of £40!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
    It's okayyyyy
    Published 5 days ago by Marcus Allen
    4.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this game
    LOVE this game. I've had every version of this since day 1. Graphics good (if you've got a good graphics card fitted). Read more
    Published 8 days ago by 2cockatoo
    3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
    Need a super dooper top end graphics card for this to work. If you have not don't buy.
    Published 12 days ago by F
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    good game
    Published 13 days ago by Tracey M.
    2.0 out of 5 stars Could be much better
    Nice graphs but the game itself is limited by the size of cities and number of connections between them. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Joao C.
    3.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointed.
    It's an okay game for the first few hours. Once you fill your square though it gets pretty boring. Not a big fan of multiplayer games, so was very disappointed at the beginning... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Ria
    4.0 out of 5 stars Now A Very Fun Game
    As far as I can see, most of the bugs have been fixed making this now a very fun game, just a bit of a let down on city size, but considering areas can have several citys this more... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Phil
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    It's not bad shame you can't move the billdings
    Published 1 month ago by Simon T.
    1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
    'Enough said'
    Published 1 month ago by Attila
    3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing release and wasted opportunity to update the genre
    Disappointing release and wasted opportunity to update the genre. Probably better off sticking with older versions until worthy successor comes along.
    Published 2 months ago by TC
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    Platform: PC | Edition: Standard